For Every Great Story, There Are Many, Many More
One of our goals at WACAP is to become more transparent about the efforts behind the creation of families: both the work leading up to adoption and the work that comes afterwards. Much is happening here, and I want you to know more about it. Today’s post will be full of facts and figures, for those like me who like the statistical side of things. It is important, however, to never lose sight of a very important truth: each number represents a human being, with hopes, fears, struggles, and success.
Facts and Figures from Summer (July and August of 2015)
Before Adoption: 52 families received live or online training in preparation to adopt.
Children who now have families:
WACAP finalized adoptions for 30 children from 6 countries joining families living in 16 different states.
- Average age of children placed for adoption: 6 years old
- Five additional children were placed with families at other agencies, supported by WACAP’s work to finalize home studies and other reports.
- Thirteen additional children were matched with families at other agencies, thanks to WACAP’s advocacy on their behalf.
These numbers only begin to illustrate the scope of how lives are being changed at WACAP. The stories told by an adoptee and their family can communicate the depth of transformation. It is vital to remember that, for every success story you read from WACAP, whether in our publications such as WACAP Today, or online, there are many more just like it.
What types of data would you like to see about WACAP’s work? Let us know!
About WACAP’s CEO, Greg Eubanks: Greg joined WACAP as CEO in December 2014. Serving children and families has been the focus and passion of his 20-year career in nonprofit executive leadership and business administration. With an extensive background in international adoption and foster care, Greg is committed to bringing hope to the children living without a family … and helping them home.